The 15s-eq1011nf Argent – Ryzen 7 4700U from HP : A laptop for multimedia

As a preamble to this test

Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.

15s-eq1011nf Argent enough for internet use?

Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.A minimum quality level is important to guarantee reliability over time. It is a balance between a 1st price and the latest multi-processor designed for professionals.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.With this 15s-eq1011nf Argent, HP is well positioned in relation to other competing models.With a 15 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. The processor which equips this model, one Ryzen 7 4700U, will be largely sufficient; it may even be too powerful compared to the need. Its power will give you the assurance of having a laptop that will work very well for 10 years. In addition, with this model, you have at your disposal a tool that will make your internet navigation fluid. The 8 Gb of RAM available on this 15s-eq1011nf Argent is correct, equivalent to other products in the same price range. It’s up to you to add more on the additional pitches provided if your needs arise.
The 500 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. And when you reach the limit, if you get there, you can always buy an external hard drive or a local file server like Synlogy NAS.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 5 hours of freedom before you have to plug it back into the socket. With this laptop 15s-eq1011nf Argent it will therefore be necessary to always keep the power cable within easy reach. Because of this last point, you can either switch to a competitor’s laptop or always have the product plugged in; it’s up to you.

The 15s-eq1011nf Argent- the right model for streaming and videos ?

Making this 15s-eq1011nf Argent a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of HP. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
The laptop from .HP is imposing by its size. Large by size, with 15 inches and a high resolution of 1920×1080. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 1.7 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this 15s-eq1011nf Argent. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
This model has one of the best processors of the moment; the Ryzen 7 4700U. Belonging to the latest generation of processors, this laptop will not be impressed by multiple multimedia tasks. Performance corresponding to billions of calculations per second.
On the application side, HP chose to let you do it. The operating system and that’s it. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
With AMD Radeon Vega 7, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
On the connectivity side, you will have 3 ports. About the average compared to the competition.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
About the batteries, be aware that you will have some time before you have to reconnect the power. 5 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see. 

The 15s-eq1011nf Argent to use while travelling.

Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. At least that’s what we find out a priori. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
With a weight of 1.7 Kg, it is easily transportable. It is one of the lightest in this category. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. For 15 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
No backlit keyboard on this 15s-eq1011nf Argent. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. The screen shows an interesting result.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
Equipped with a processor Ryzen 7 4700U, this model has a very low power consumption. It has a very low voltage, allowing you to benefit from a greater autonomy and thus reduce and extend the life of the batteries.
On the other hand, these are estimated data based on average laptop usage.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 5 hours before the breakdown.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 500 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.Thanks to this, HP was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
When away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. The main reason is its 15 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
HP provides 3connectors on this model. It is in the average of what is done on competing models.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not 15s-eq1011nf Argent really made for travelling.

The 15s-eq1011nf Argent for audio or video editing ?

For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. With this 15s-eq1011nf Argent, you can be sure you have the right machine. With these components, HP puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
This laptop is efficient and cheaper than most of its direct competitors for such uses.Equipped with a software suite as standard, you can start editing for movies and music. However, if you decide to go for business applications, you should know that the performance of the processor Ryzen 7 4700U, and the size of the storage space of 500 Gb, will allow you to do so.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. Here with 500 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. For 5 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it 15s-eq1011nf Argent receives the USB3 connection. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
It 15s-eq1011nf Argent is consequently well designed for this type of use. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.

The 15s-eq1011nf Argent- the right model to play with?

It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. Our tests have shown that yhis 15s-eq1011nf Argent wasn’t designed for video games. Clearly, HP has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Since HP has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
A space of 500 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.7 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 5 hours.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this 15s-eq1011nf Argent one. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.

15s-eq1011nf Argent for office automation ?

Not really designed for office use, 15s-eq1011nf Argent it’s still a good product. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
Customary of this OS, HP has chosen as usual. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. HP in this product line. Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. This model, with its 1.7 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
This 15s-eq1011nf Argent eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. Equipped with a hard drive of 500 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
So, in summary, it appears that it 15s-eq1011nf Argent is less interesting than its competitors. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.

The 15s-eq1011nf Argent in conclusion

There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The 15s-eq1011nf Argent corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– travel use
– playing video games
– office tasks
In summary, we advise this model for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing